by Elizah Leigh
Categories: Causes, Film/TV, People, Video
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Photo: prphotos.com

He’s basically the poster child for the celebrity environmental movement and says he always tries “to practice what (he) preach(es).” Who are we talking about? Leonardo DiCaprio, of course!

DiCaprio still materializes on the big screen every year or so, but in his down time, the guy gets around the green scene like it’s nobody’s business.

Case in point. In the last year alone, he’s backed numerous eco-causes, including the “This Is Our Moment” video campaign, the promotion of Tesla’s zero-emission plug-in electric Roadster and the protection of Ecuador’s Yasuni nature reserve from oil extraction.

Now, the perennial bachelor is into rubber make that Bridgestone’s squeaky green ECOPIA EX10 tires — and apparently believes enough in their performance and planet-friendly qualities to star in a few Japanese-made commercials touting their benefits.

Bridgestone’s new summer tire is specifically designed to complement Toyota RAV4 EV plug in models and features a narrow tread width/shallow tread depth and tread compound that ensures low rolling resistance as well as “optimized internal construction.”

For your enjoyment and eco-enlightenment, here are a few choice commercial bits in which Leo pimps out these green wheels while a Japanese translation steamrolls over his voice.

Check out the videos after the jump!

Via Japan Sugoi and Tire Rack